"Hey Unto you a child is born "
Meet the Herdmans--they lie, cheat, and love to give clonks on the head. They are, without a doubt, the worst kids in the history of the world. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant.
None of the Herdmans has ever heard the Christmas story before. Joseph, Mary, the baby Jesus--it's all news to them. So they're convinced that the Wise Men should bring pizza and that the Angel of the Lord is straight out of a comic book. Everyone worries that this year's pageant will be horrible (just like the Herdmans ), but they are sure to make it the most unusual anyone has seen and, just possibly, the best one ever.
Adapted from the beloved novel of the same name, this sparkling picture-book version is perfect for younger children. They will delight in the antics of the terrible Herdmans, who surprise everyone when they capture the true meaning of Christmas.
Author: Barbara Robinson
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 10.10h x 10.20w x 0.30d
Audience: Ages 9-12
Reading Level: 4.1
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 151226 / Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Picture Book Edition)
Kirkus Reviews 09/01/2011
Publishers Weekly 09/26/2011
School Library Journal 10/01/2011 pg. 96
New York Times Book Review 12/04/2011 pg. 31
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2012 pg. 42 - Recommended, Satisfactory